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MS Biomedical Sciences

Competencies 

The Graduate Program in Biomedical Sciences is designed with ample flexibility to meet the academic and professional objectives of all its students. Upon successful completion of the foundation year, students can enter a degree completion concentration that will best enhance their progression towards their chosen career or professional school path.

Upon completion of the foundations year of the Biomedical Sciences program, the student should be able to:

  • Demonstrate an advanced understanding of important fundamental concepts of the biomedical sciences (i.e., structure and function of cells and organ systems, infection and immune response, biomedical effects of pharmacologic agents, etc.).
  • Communicate scientific information in written and oral forms.
  • Demonstrate proficiency in clinical problem solving.
  • Apply information skills to access, synthesize and interpret medical literature.
  • Utilize technology to acquire information and solve problems in health sciences.


Upon completion of the Master of Science in Biomedical Sciences, the student should be able to:

  • Apply the knowledge acquired in the foundations year towards a focused area(s) of biomedical science.
  • Demonstrate competency in the following skills:
    • Effective use of computer technology in the biomedical sciences.
    • Written and oral communication demonstrated in bioscience topics.
    • Information skills applied in the search and analysis of the literature.
    • Scientific method, data analysis and empirical inquiry.
  • Demonstrate the development of advanced competencies and knowledge by completing complex tasks in assigned area(s) of biomedical science.

Upon completion of the General Studies (Capstone) Concentration, the student should be able to:

  • Demonstrate a knowledge of specific topical coursework information and an understanding of basic research methodology.
  • Demonstrate competency in the following skills:
    • Development of research design.
    • Approaches to quantitation of results.
    • Written and oral presentation of research and other types of topical information.
  • Apply their knowledge and skills in industry, teaching or further graduate study.

Upon completion of a Biomedical Research (Thesis) Concentration, the student should be able to:

  • Demonstrate advanced knowledge in their chosen area of Biomedical Sciences.
  • Demonstrate the ability to develop and implement a successful research project design by designing experiments that apply the scientific method with hypothesis generation, planning and executing the necessary methodologies and analyses, and by completing a written and oral presentation that is worthy of publication and public presentation. 
  • Demonstrate an advanced understanding of approaches to quantitation of results and written and oral presentation of the research and its significance in health related issues.
  • Apply their knowledge and skills in industry, teaching or further graduate study.

Upon completion of the Organizational Leadership Concentration, the student should be able to:

  • Apply skills and techniques of organizational leadership, psychological theory, program evaluation and performance-based outcomes measures in bioscience leadership.
  • Apply the theoretical aspects of group, organizational and systemic thought in the real world.

Upon completion of the Forensic Biology Concentration, the student should be able to:

  • Demonstrate a core foundation in theory and principles of forensic science.
  • Apply basic skills of forensic pathology.
  • Interpret research in forensics and design studies.
  • Show proficiency in death-scene investigation.
Last Updated: 12/12/14